10 questions with ... Crow Ebony Marinoff

What's your nickname?

It's been 'Noffy' since I started playing women's footy eight or so years ago.   

Whose number did you wear on your back as a kid/who was your favourite player?

I had No.4 and I was always a massive Kurt Tippett fan when he was at the club.  I was also a big fan of Jason Porplyzia. 

What hobbies did you pick up during isolation/lockdown?

I cooked, I started swimming again with a few of the boys at the footy club, which I hadn't done in years, and I started doing Pilates. I've had a bit of a bad back, so I got that all sorted through that period.


What's your most-used phone app, excluding social media?

Probably Spotify or realestate.com.au. I'm looking to buy a property of my own, so now it's more looking for me rather than the $4m houses I looked at in year 12.   

Which teammate would go far in MasterChef?

Probably me! This might be the only thing my teammates would have to agree on. I make a good curry, a nice zucchini pasta, and a vegan banana bread that the girls like.  

If you could be any AFLW player for a day, who would you be and why?

Someone up on the Gold Coast – I'd do quite nicely living up there with the beach on your door step. It's always hot, the sun's always pumping, good cafes. Let's say Sally Riley. She's a high school teacher and she's told me she takes her class down to the beach for recess and lunch, or for PE lessons.  

Worst teammate on social media?

Can I do two? Jess Sedunary, because all she ever does is put up rig photos and how much she's pumping on the bench press. I guess if you've got it flaunt it. And Erin Phillips. I read about Daisy Pearce the other day and all her freebies, but I reckon Erin Phillips is up there plugging Toyota, caravans, gyms, Puma. You name it. She's up there.   

Which songs are on your pre-game playlist?

I'm a bit old school, so Jimmy Barnes, Coldplay, Nickelback. I love the old school stuff and the girls aren't really about it. If I'm up the gym with the boys though, they like my music.  

Who is the coach's pet and why?

Doc is very good to all of us, but he does love his rucks because he was a ruck himself. So I'd have to say the rucks are his favourites. 

What's one thing most people wouldn't know about you?

If you didn't know me you wouldn't know that I can cook, so that's probably my hidden talent. A lot of people say they wouldn't have picked me to know how to cook.